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Hope rekindled that a diesel Mazda will hit American dealers soon

We get it – we're a little sick of getting a few years of assurances that Mazda's much-anticipated diesel engine is just around the corner. First, it was going to go in the 2014 Mazda6. More recently, Mazda told us it'd first land in the CX-5 – and in fact, there's a part of the Mazda USA website devoted to the diesel crossover, which makes it seem more legitimate than previous pronouncements. But the fact of the matter is, there's some unforeseen hiccup in the government approval pr

Car Buying

Rust protection is occupant protection

These recently released Swedish videos serve as a reminder that rust isn't just a cosmetic flaw, when it comes to cars. The insurance company Folksam and the homeowner organization Villaägarnas Riksförbund gathered examples of two relatively popular, but by now rusty cars, and then performed crash tests with them at the Thatcham Research facility in Britain. The results are sobering. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width:

New York

2018 Mazda6 gets it first

The number of car companies that don't offer a smartphone mirroring infotainment system is shrinking. Toyota is finally beginning to offer Apple CarPlay on new cars, first on the Toyota Avalon. Mazda is finally going to offer Apple CarPlay, too, as well as Android Auto. The first car to get it will be the Mazda6.

Opinion

Our completely made-up idea that could bring the Mazda6 Wagon here

If it works for Buick, why not let Mazda take a whack?

Featured

HUDs are in more new cars, and they're about to get more sophisticated

Deep Dive

Spark-Controlled Compression Ignition: "Take everything you know about engines and turn it around."

"Take everything you know about engines and turn it around."

Rumormill

The drivetrain is listed by NHTSA for 2018.

It's no guarantee it's coming, though.

Los Angeles

310 pound-feet? How'd you deal with all those torques?

he 2018 Mazda6 isn't just a styling tweak and a bigger engine.

Los Angeles

More power, more efficiency, more luxury

A new engine and Signature trim spice things up.

Official

Range-topping sedan teased ahead of L.A. Auto Show reveal.

The teasers reveal a lot.

Official

It may also indicate that a new 6 is coming soon

Sport and Touring models get extra standard goodies.

Report

If a naturally aspirated Skyactiv four-cylinder fits, the turbo will fit too.

The Mazda CX-9's new turbocharged four-cylinder could see duty in the brand's other products, which means it's more of a product planning decision than an engineering one.

Official

Mazda has a slate of show cars ready for the 2016 Tokyo Auto Salon, including Racing concepts based on the MX-5, CX-3 and Mazda6 that could make beautiful Mazdaspeed performance models.

Report

Vehicle recalls have come in force recently. Honda expanded its front driver's side Takata airbag inflator recall nationwide to cover an estimated 5.4-million vehicles, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration added 19 notices to its database covering safety campaigns dating back to October. It looks like there could be one more to add to the list soon because Mazda is considering a possible nationwide expansion of its own inflator repairs.

Recalls

A tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) is, as you might have guessed, designed to monitor the air pressure in the tires, and alert the driver if pressure drops. But a problem found in the Mazda6 could keep the system from doing its job.

ETC

Car and Driver is keeping new blood pumping into its annual 10Best cars list with three new entries making it on for 2015 and a perennial favorite falling off. Among the biggest shocks this year is that the BMW 3 Series and 4 Series are no longer named, despite years of some portion of that lineup earning a mention. In another surprise, the Tesla Model S (specifically in S 60 trim to fit under the $80,000 cost cap) makes it to the 2015 roster and is the only electrically motivated member of the

Official

The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is a busy one for Mazda, as the Japanese brand shows off not only its all-new CX-3, but a facelifted Mazda6 sedan.

Report

Mazdaspeed3 On Track For 2016, Higher-Performance Mazda2 In The Cards, Too

Despite the PRHT's availability, some are still yearning for a proper fixed-head coupe.

Recalls

Faulty Takata airbag inflators keep taking their toll on automakers. Mazda is the latest to be affected in the US by announcing a recall covering 18,050 Mazda6 and RX-8 models to replace the front, passenger-side airbags. Specifically, the campaign covers 18,000 Mazda6 units from the 2003 and 2004 model years built between May 29, 2002, and March 4, 2004, and 50 RX-8 vehicles from the 2004 model year made between June 25, 2003, and June 30, 2003.